Friday, July 20, 2012

Welcome to Daniel Metz!

Hello –

I am very pleased to announce Daniel Metz has accepted the position of Associate Dean, Liberal Arts and Communication at CCCOnline; he will start August 1.   See the bio info below to get to know him a little better, and join me in welcoming him to our CCCOnline family!


Daniel Metz, Liberal Arts and Communications

Daniel Metz holds a BA in Philosophy and World History, and received an MA in Philosophy from the University of Bristol, U.K., concentrating on issues in epistemology, metaphysics and linguistics in ancient Greek philosophy.  Other areas of interest include Kantian epistemology and ethics, Existentialism and Aesthetics. 

Daniel has been with CCC Online for nine years, as a philosophy and humanities instructor, and as chair of the Arts and Humanities program since 2006. Daniel has also served as the CCCS chair of philosophy. Prior to these endeavors, he taught philosophy and cultural studies for the University of Leeds and EFL at Shoin University in Japan, and retains an interest in Japanese philosophy and art.

Daniel considers teaching a privilege: “In my view, teaching is really about opening doors to different perspectives, and facilitating the learning process. This process involves each learner encountering new ideas and new ways of looking at the world, and developing critical thinking skills in order to better understand other perspectives, and in doing so, broadening one's own.”

Daniel enjoys traveling, hiking, viewing art, contemplating the meaning of the universe, listening to contemporary symphonic music, and discussing ideas about education.  Daniel relates, “I am gratified for the opportunity to contribute to our collaborative effort at CCC Online to strive for the best quality of education in the online environment.”

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